Sodium Carbonate/ Washing Soda


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Sodium Carbonate/ Washing Soda

Sodium Carbonate/ Washing Soda is an inorganic compound used as a moderate strength base.

It is also called soda ash or washing soda.


CAS Number: 497-19-8 (anhydrous)
IUPAC name: Sodium Carbonate
Other names: Soda Ash, Washing soda, Soda crystals


The main uses of sodium carbonate are as water softener, food processing aid, pH modifier, swimming pool chemical and electrolyte.

It is also used in the manufacture of glass, paper, soaps and detergents, and many other useful chemicals.

1. Domestic uses
1.1 Soda ash is used as a water softener in laundering: It is one of the ingredients of washing powers and other detergents.
1.2 Sodium carbonate can be used to remove grease, oil, and wine stains.
1.3 Sodium Carbonate is used in some aquarium water pH buffers to maintain a desired pH and carbonate hardnes.
1.4 Sodium Carbonate, in a solution with common salt, may be used for cleaning silver

2. Healthcare and Personal Care
2.1 Sodium Carbonate is used in toothpastes, where it acts as a foaming agent and an abrasive, and to temporarily increase mouth pH.
2.2 Sodium Carbonate can be used as a bath salt.

3. Industrial Applications
3.1 By far the largest consumption of Sodium Carbonate is in the manufacture of glass, paper, rayon, soaps, and detergents.
3.2 Sodium Carbonate is a food additive (E500) used as an acidity regulator, anticaking agent, raising agent, and stabilizer.
3.3 Sodium Carbonate is used by the brick industry as a wetting agent to reduce the amount of water needed to extrude the clay.
3.4 In casting, it is used as “bonding agent” and is used to allow wet alginate to adhere to gelled alginate.
3.5 Sodium Carbonate is used by the cotton industry to neutralize the sulfuric acid needed for acid de-linting of fuzzy cottonseed.
3.6 Sodium Carbonate is used as a pH regulator to maintain stable alkaline conditions necessary for the action of the majority of photographic film developing agents.
3.7 It is a common additive in municipal pools used to neutralize the corrosive effects of chlorine and raise pH.
3.8 In chemistry, it is often used as an electrolyte in the process of electrolysis.
3.9 It is also used as a primary standard for acid-base titrations because it is solid and air-stable, making it easy to weigh accurately.

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